In this article we’ll compare three different smartphones and one of them is the upcoming phablet from Samsung, the Mega 2. Although we don’t have many details about this device, there are many reports giving contradictory information and we’re waiting for the official statements from Samsung’s representatives. The Nexus 4, on the other hand, has been in stores for a while and has received many positive reviews, but Nokia’s X2 model is more indicated for a larger market.
Displays and sizes
These phones are very different from each other, having screens of different sizes and resolutions, and the biggest of them all is the Galaxy Mega 2, with a 6inches TFT display that will support a resolution of 720x1280pixels and 245ppi. Next in line is the Nexus 4, with a 4.7inches True HD IPS Plus display that supports a slightly higher resolution of 768x1280pixels, which gives a pixel density of 318ppi and offers clear and vibrant images, and on the third position we find the Nokia X2 with a 4.3inches IPS LCD screen that supports only 480x800pixels and a disappointing pixel density of 217ppi, which makes the images kind of blurry. The Nokia X2 has a ClearBlack display with scratch resistant glass, while the Nexus 4 benefits from Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection.
While we don’t have any information yet regarding Mega 2’s dimensions, the other two devices measure 121.7×68.3×11.1mm (Nokia X2) and 133.9×68.7×9.1mm (Nexus 4) and the last one is lighter, weighting 139grams, while the Nokia device is 11grams heavier.
Hardware and OS
Between the three phones, the Nokia X2 has the weakest processor, which is a Cortex A7 with two cores and a clock speed of 1.2GHz. The second best phone is the Mega 2 with a quad core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and the Nexus 4 gives the best performance with a quad core Krait processor with the same clock speed. The Nokia X2 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210 chipset and uses an Adreno 302 GPU, while the Nexus 4 has a better Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916 chipset and uses a newer Adreno GPU version – 320.
We have more reasons to pick the Nexus 4 as a winner because of the higher RAM capacity of 2GB, which help the processor perform multiple tasks with ease. The other phones have 1GB of RAM and they perform decently. When it comes to internal memories, the Galaxy Mega 2 stands out because it hosts 8GB of storage – expandable up to 64GB, being followed by the Nokia X2 with half the internal memory of the Samsung device, whose expansion can be only up to 32GB, and the Nexus 4 offers two variants of 8 and 16GB respectively, which can’t support microSD card slots for expansion.
The Nokia X2 runs on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) with Nokia X platform 2.0 UI, the Nexus 4 comes loaded with Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean), but it’s upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat), while the Mega 2 will run on Android v4.4.3 (KitKat).
The camera performance is another aspect that can’t be neglected when choosing a phone. And according to gmsarena, the Mega 2 will be fitted with an 8MP rear camera/2.1MP front camera, while Phone Arena says that this device will feature a 13MP back shooter and a 5MP secondary camera. Anyway, the Nexus 4 comes next with an 8MP which can record at 1080p@30fps, and has another 1.3MP front camera, and lastly, the Nokia X2 does its best to take modest photos with the 5MP camera. On the front, there is a VGA camera for video calling.
The Nokia X2 has the weakest battery of 1800 mAh battery, the Nexus 4 sports a non-removable Li-Po 2100mAh battery and according to the given specs on gsmarena, the Mega 2 will feature a Li-Ion 2800mAh battery.
The price of the Nokia X2 is only 83 dollars, being one of the cheapest smartphones from the market. The Nexus 4 16GB variant costs 271 dollars.
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